Plumeria rubra L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Root: Bark is drastic, often used for the same diseases as root-bark of Plumeria alba.

Stem: Latex for toothache pain. Bark used for cuts and abscesses on the sole of the foot.

Flower: Ingredient in a complex pectoral syrup used in French Guiana to treat grippe; bechic, aromatic.


Range. Mexico, Central America, South Asia. Found growing naturally all ver Myanmar except in very cool mountainous areas; also cultivated.

Known to promote digestive, excretory, respiratory, and immune function­ing, with activity against leprosy, infections, and stomach ailments.

Sap: The milky sap from the branches and bark is used as a laxative; also in emedies for stomachache and bloating.

Bark and Leaf: Used as laxative and for gonorrhea and venereal sores.

Leaf and Flower: The leaves can be eaten, the flowers can either be boiled in water and eaten or boiled in tamarind (Tamarindus indica) juice and made into a salad to promote regular bowel movements and urine flow, as well as to control gas and phlegm.

Flower: Used for treatment of asthma.


Native to Mexico; grown throughout India.


Root bark—used in blennorrhagia.

Flower—bechic (used in pectoral syrups).

Bark— a decoction is used in venereal diseases and leprosy.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017

2) DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

3) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p 504.

Plumeria rubra L.
Término aceptado: 20-Sep-2017